McKinley Dixon — 'For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her' — Mango Vinyl
For My Mama And Anyone Who Look Like Her, Dixon’s debut album on Spacebomb, is the culmination of a journey where heartbreak and introspection challenged him to adapt new ways of communicating physically and mentally, as well as across time and space.
The album challenges Black people to revisit more than one timeline and question everything they’ve been taught about processing grief in order to rebuild their present and future selves. There’s no definitive end to the darkness and trauma of the past, but this album is a stepping stone in Dixon’s pursuit of moving forward, and being a voice for Black people still learning how to advocate for themselves.
“The best way to sum up this album is: I was sad, I was mad, and now I’m alive,” Dixon explains. “These things I talk about on the record have had harmful and brilliant effects on my timeline, and have forced me to be cognizant of the fact that living is complex. Rap has allowed me the language to communicate, and be someone who can communicate with people from all over. Knowing how far I’ve come, I think people will find trust in the message I’m sending.”
Mango LP with album artwork by Amber Pierce & Travis Robertson.
Track Listing 1. Chain Sooo Heavy 2. Never Will Know 3. Bless the Child 4. make a poet Black 5. protective styles 6. Swangin' 7. brown shoulders 8. B.B.N.E. 9. Grown Man Voice 10. Mama's Home 11. Twist My Hair